8 Day Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

8 Day Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

climbing the world famous grandfather of them all, Mount Kilimanjaro, the glacier-capped "Shining Mountain" which rises from the clouds, 5895 meters above the rolling plains of northern Tanzania. It is the highest stand-alone mountain in the world and must not be underestimated.

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Safari Highlights

The 8 day Lemosho variation is the ideal schedule for this route. On the 8 day Lemosho route, the trek from Barranco to Barafu is broken up into two days, allowing for a short day just prior to the summit attempt. This is important because summit day begins very early, around midnight, so climbers sleep deprived going into the toughest day on the mountain. By having a short day beforehand, climbers can be better rested. The 8 day Lemosho route is highly recommended and used by most prominent Kilimanjaro operators.

  • Day 1: Lemosho Gate (2385m) to Big Tree Camp (2780m)

  • DAY 2: Big Tree Camp (2780m) to Shira 1 Camp (3500m)

  • DAY 3: Shira 1 Camp (3500m) to Shira 2 Camp (3900m)

  • DAY 4: Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

  • DAY 5: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

  • DAY 6: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

  • DAY 7: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m)

  • DAY 8: Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

Day By Day Itnerary

It’s really beautiful. It feels like God visits everywhere else but lives in Africa.

Day 1: Lemosho Gate (2385m) to Big Tree Camp (2780m)

We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities.

Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.

DAY 2: Big Tree Camp (2780m) to Shira 1 Camp (3500m)

We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards.

As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

  • Accommodation: Camp Shira Camp
  • Meals Planed: B.L & D

DAY 3: Shira 1 Camp (3500m) to Shira 2 Camp (3900m)

We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak,

across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

DAY 4: Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo.

As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

DAY 5: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite.

This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

DAY 6: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail.

We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

  • Accommodation: Camp Barafu Camp
  • Meals Planed: B.L & D

DAY 7: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m)

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers.

You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

  • Accommodation: Camp Mweka Hut
  • Meals Planed: B.L & D

DAY 8: Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates.

At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive to your hotel in Arusha.

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